# President Cyril Ramaphosa says as emotive as the Israel-Palestine issue may be for many South Africans, particularly given the country’s history, this must not deepen divisions. Last week, police had to intervene in a confrontation between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian supporters at a demonstration in Cape Town. In his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa says there is no place in South Africa for violence or threats of violence against those who hold contrary views. He says government supports the realisation of a just, peaceful and secure future for the people of both Palestine and Israel.
Ramaphosa says the Israel-Palestine conflict must not turn South Africans against each other